BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Two-time Olympian and Gold Medalist Brad Schumacher, co-founder of Kap 7, will host a water polo clinic on Saturday, November 20 at Bucknell University as part of the 2010 Collegiate Water Polo Association Men's Eastern Championship. The clinic is open to all male and female athletes between the ages of 10-18.
Sponsored by American Water Polo, the clinic will run from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. at a cost of $65 per person. Individuals who attend the clinic will also receive four tickets for the Eastern Championship, a CWPA media guide and championship program, a league T-shirt and a photo with Brad Schumacher.
Following the clinic, an All-Star game between All-Star players from Eastern High Schools will be held running from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at a cost of $65 per person. Competing players must be selected by their coaches
All-Star game participants will also receive four tickets for the Eastern Championship, a CWPA media guide and championship program, a league T-shirt and a photo with Brad Schumacher.
A package of the Olympic Clinic and All-Star game is available at a cost of $80 per person.
A former freestyle swimmer,
Schumacher won two gold medals as a member of the United States
Men's 4x100 meter and 4x200 meter Freestyle Relay Teams at the 1996
Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Four years later, he was
a member of the US Men's Water Polo Team that placed in sixth place
at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
The only aquatics athlete in the world to become a world champion in both swimming and water polo, he competed in the 1998 World Championships in both sports to become the first athlete to compete simultaneously at the World Class level since Bob Hughes at the 1956 Olympic Games.
He joined an elite group of athletes to compete in both sports at a world championship level as only Duke Khanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes and Matt Biondi also competed in water polo and swimming on the world level.
Schumacher has not strayed far from his roots as he co-founded with fellow Olympian Wolf Wigo Kap7, Inc., a commercial pool equipment and supply company, and serves as head coach of SET Water Polo Club in South Orange County, California.
Tickets for the Eastern Water Polo Championship are available by contacting the Collegiate Water Polo Association at 610-277-6787, via e-mail at email@example.com or at the door for $13 per day and $25 for a weekend pass.